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What’s in a name?

Mark Kelly explains why the term ‘personality disorder’ is inappropriate – and asks readers...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Put an end to stigma

Relationships between mental healthcare providers and clients can be shaped by the rigours...

A conference call

Frank Reilly first attended an international conference in 2013. Here, he explains why they...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

The meningitis B vaccine shouldn’t depend on a parent’s finances

Why I paid three times the recommended price to protect my daughter

Voices - The NMC is responsive to nurses’ ever-changing needs, says Janet Finch

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is committed to being a dynamic organisation that values...

Today's nurses should be proud of their graduate status...

Jennifer Hunt urges newly quaified nurses to be tall poppies, not shrinking violets

When the drugs don’t work

Feeling depressed has many causes, many of which are not obvious, writes Mental Health...

Voices - We must be honest about the NHS care we can expect, says Janet Davies

After years of campaigning for better training, regulation and opportunities for healthcare...

Happy Valentine's Day? Not for everyone...

Nurses should be extra vigilent around Valentine's Day to spot signs of possible domestic...

Nature can be transformative for mental health patients

Spending time in the open air could prove to be the perfect therapy for patients.

A proud LGBT history

In two weeks time, I will be giving a public lecture for LGBT History Month at an event in...

I am learning how to deliver transformational care

Community matron Beverley Marriott blogs about why she wanted to take part in an older...

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